Saturday 20th July, Jenny de Garis and the MOON, her new book!

This Saturday 20th July we have the wonderful poet Jenny de Garis, her new book MOON, Scott-Patrick Mitchell (launcher) and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club.

Jenny de Garis has long enjoyed interactions between writing, art and the natural world.  Over the past thirty years, besides teaching at all levels, including ECU (Mount Lawley and Joondalup), Jenny has organized and led many workshops in art galleries and in national parks.  For most of these she has produced follow-up group anthologies, but her own poems, though widely published in anthologies, journals, newspapers and on-line, did not find a book of their own until 2007: Dance of Light is a photographic as well as poetic celebration of the nature and site-specific art of Piney Lakes, a suburban reserve of the Beeliar Wetlands. It is now out of print.

Producing MOON, her current poetry book, has provided a good balance now that she lives in the Blackwood Valley and needs strong enticement indoors to the computer from her gardening and walking – which is also why her website: is far from up to date!

MOON brings together earlier poems of excitement about discovering the green hill and valley country around Balingup and more recent poems about living there. It is also a celebration of the cycle of life.

MOON will be launched by Scott-Patrick Mitchell.

All the above with our usual open mike as well.

Join us this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge to celebrate with Jenny de Garis, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Jenny’s new book MOON + open-mike at Perth Poetry Club.

The next few weeks we have the following features…

  20-July-19    Jenny de Garis + launch of her book, MOON with SPM as launcher + open-mike

  27-July-19    Allan Padgett + open-mike

    3-Aug-19   Tony Walley + Soul Reserve + open-mike

    4-Aug-19 (Sunday)  Microphone Technique Workshop – improve your performance with Ben Hoare (PPC sound engineer), 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Moon Café, Limit of 10 participants, $5-$10 each.  See our website for details …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …